Raindrops On Tulips & Thousands Of Questions

Hi folks!

Here we are…another Monday!

Just another week of me spending the Sunday evening trying to figure out what words to write.

It is one of those weeks where I sit looking at the computer screen watching the constant of the cursor flashing.

And before I begin, in case you were wondering (because I know you were), I TOTALLY sang the title of this blog post when I wrote it.

In case you don’t know what song I’m talking about, I’m of course talking about the classic “My Favorite Things” song from the classic musical, The Sound of Music.

Anyhoo, time to get on with it.

Grab your favorite breakfast treat and hot coffee (or iced coffee) and let’s get going!

Buckle your seat belts.

Here we go.

On Sunday morning, before the church service started, I was out walking around the front grounds of the church when I noticed a beautiful yellow tulip covered in raindrops.

It was beautiful.

And something I don’t think I normally would’ve noticed, but I was intentional about bending down to grab a glance at it and snap a picture.

The air around me was crisp, perfectly still.

Quaint. Peaceful.

And all I could think about was how discovering that piece of beauty was aligned with my 2023.

The raindrops to me were symbols of refreshing renewal that are taking place in the life of Mr. Sunshine.

Big changes have happened this year and more are to come as I say goodbye to The Sunshine Cottage.

Yes, you read that right.

The time to move on to the next chapter of my life is coming to fruition and the raindrops on the sun-colored tulip outside the church was the visual proof to confirm that this in fact aligned for me and my needs.

And that was when the thousands of questions started to flood my head…

What do I sell my house for?

What furniture do I take with me?

What stays behind to be sold?

What items need to be thrown away or discarded of?

How does one get furniture to the apartment on a 5th floor?

What are the best moving companies to utilize?

And the list goes on and on.

If you were to look at my phone currently, you would probably get overwhelmed with the number of lists that are currently created in the notes app.

Lists of questions to ask the property manager, lists of items that I want to sell, lists of items I want to buy, lists of things to complete before moving…

Lists upon lists upon lists.

Random side note…I just ate two Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

I hope each and every one of you takes a few moments this week to observe the beauty of nature around to see visuals of true wonder that will hopefully help confirm an alignment for you in your life.

The raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, or brown paper packages tied up with string…

There is something out there for you to find beauty in.

Go.

Explore.

Find.

Sprinkle sunshine always,

JP!

P.S.—For anyone interested, the current plan is to put the house on the market around 7/1 and officially close and be moved back to Lititz of 8/31! Stay tuned and keep your eyes peeled for The Sunshine Cottage listing!